The team dealt away a potential rotational piece in Tyler Skaggs in order to acquire Mark Trumbo, but it appears they will look to bolster the rotation through free agency if possible.
Young has worked out at first base recently to increase his versatility, and it's possible the Marlins are looking at him as an option at that position. He hit .260/.307/.407 with 11 home runs and 38 RBI in 334 at-bats with the Phillies and Rays last season.
Norberto last pitched in 2012 for the A's, going 4-1 with a 2.77 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 46:22 K:BB ratio in 52 innings.
According to the Houston Chronicle,
Appel was the top overall pick in the 2013 amateur draft and finished the season at Class A Quad Cities, where he made eight starts. He finished there with a 3-1 record and a 3.82 ERA.
According to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman,
Also, MLB.com reports that the Astros are pursuing relievers
FOXSports.com reports that the
Coming back from a 50-game suspension for testosterone, Colon made 30 starts for the Athletics in 2013, going 18-6 with a 2.65 ERA.
Volquez made 32 starts and one relief appearance with the Padres and Dodgers in 2013, compiling a 9-12 record and a 5.71 ERA.
Bass, who had previously served as a swingman for the Padres, pitched for them exclusively out of the bullpen in 2013, posting a 5.36 ERA over 42 innings. However, he did make 15 starts at Triple-A Tucson, going 4-6 with a 5.45 ERA.
According to FOXSports.com, the
Also, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the
FOXSports.com reports that first baseman/outfielder
Hart and the Mariners agreed on a one-year deal Wednesday.